Whose love do YOU trust in?

I just, mere minutes ago, read a blog post from Called to Rebuild entitled “Who will be the greatest.” God really signaled out one sentence that completely stopped me and made me think.

A man who has truly experienced the cross is more confident in God’s love for him than he is in his love for God.

A man who has truly experienced the cross is more confident in God’s love for him than he is in his love for God. I love that sentence.

All to often I sit and wonder how God could love me. Wonder with all the failures I have, mistakes I make, lies I tell, things I mess up, just how in the world could he love me? My guess is I haven’t really experienced the cross yet. Wait, wait a second. Now it’s coming back to me. A time when I realized that he loves me. And I just affirm it. I don’t bother to contest that head knowledge, knowing that he will patiently make it heart knowledge.

A man who has truly experienced the cross is more confident in God’s love for him than he is in his love for God.

There used to be a time when my prayer was: “God, show me your love for me.” That prayer has already been answered. He considered me so loved, that even before I thought of him, he had chosen me. Even before I drew my first breath, he loved me. To know that God who didn’t spare his own Son, loved me. As Paul said, “I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God.”

More and more God is bringing me further along in the journey of trying to comprehend this incomprehensible love that he has. I don’t get it. I don’t pretend to get it. I probably will never get it. But by all that’s true, I know he loves us, loves me.

As Josh wrote: “A man who has truly experienced the cross is more confident in God’s love for him than he is in his love for God.”

I am in that all to large percent that is more confident in my love for God. But my prayer is that God removes me from that, and that I move to being more confident in his love for me. I know that my love may wax and wane, I hope that it will continually grow, and I trust God that it will. But until then, I will trust in the unfailing love that my God has for me.

The best part is that he has it for you too.

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